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Native American Heritage

A overview of the Native American Tribal Nations' history and culture.

Deb Haaland -- U.S. Secretary of Interior 

Deb Haaland
U.S. Secretary of Interior (since 2021)
Member of the Pueblo of Laguna and a 35th generation New Mexican

Joy Harjo -- 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate 

Joy Harjo
23rd U.S. Poet Laureate
Member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Oce Vpofv (Muscogee for Hickory Ground)

Louise Erdrich -- multi-award winning author 

"This work" by Alessio Jacona is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Louise Erdrich
Multi-award winning author, including the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for The Night Watchman
Member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe of Ojibwe people

Maria Tallchief: Native American Prima Ballerina 

T. David Petite -- founder of SIPCO and NAIPEC 

T. David Petite
Founder of SIPCO (Smart IP Company) and the Native American Intellectual Property Enterprise Council (NAIPEC)
Member of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribe

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